The BJP-JDU alliance is set to sweep the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar by winning 29-31 out of the 40 seats, predicted News Nation Exit Poll on Sunday. The RJD-Congress-led 'Mahagathbandhan' or Grand Alliance may manage to bag 9-11 seats, as per the exit poll. The possible result in Bihar could put the BJP-led NDA in a strong position to form the government at the centre.
In 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, the BJP with its allies the Ram Vilas Paswan-led LJP and the Upendra Kushwaha-led RLSP won 31 seats in Bihar. The RJD-Congress-NCP alliance was reduced to 7 seats (4+2+1) whereas the Nitish Kumar-led JDU was decimated with just 2 seats in the elections.
#ExitPollWithNewsNation | News Nation's Exit Poll predicts 29-31 seats for NDA, 9-11 for UPA in Bihar.#ElectionsWithNewsNation#ExitPoll2019— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) May 19, 2019
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In terms of vote share, the NDA is likely to get 49 per cent of votes and the Congress is expected to get around 41 per cent. In 2014, the BJP received 1,05,43,025 votes with a vote share of 29.8 per cent and its allies the LJP and the RLSP garnered 22,95,929 (6.5%) and 10,72,804 (3%) votes respectively.
The RJD received 72,24,893 votes with a vote share of 20.4 per cent and its allies the Congress and the NCP garnered 30,21,065 (8.5%) and 4,31,292 (1.2%) votes respectively. The JDU, which contested the elections on its own, got 56,62,444 votes with a vote share of over 16 per cent.
Some of the prominent winners in 2014 were Shatrughan Sinha (BJP-Patna Sahib), Rajiv Pratap Rudy (BJP-Saran), Ram Vilas Paswan (LJP-Hajipur), Upendra Kushwaha (RLSP-Karakat), Hukumdev Narayan Yadav (BJP-Madhubani), Radha Mohan Singh (BJP-Purvi Champaran), Ram Kripal Yadav (BJP-Pataliputra), Chhedi Paswan (BJP-Sasaram), Giriraj Singh (BJP-Nawada), Chirag Paswan (LJP-Jamui), RK Singh (BJP-Arrah), Ashwani Kumar Choubey (BJP-Buxar), Nityanand Rai (BJP-Ujiarpur), Kirti Azad (BJP-Darbhanga), Kaushalendra Kumar (JDU-Nalanda), Pappu Yadav (RJD-Madhepura), Tariq Anwar (NCP-Katihar), Ranjeet Ranjan (Congress-Supaul), Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav (RJD-Banka) and Mohammed Taslimuddin (RJD-Araria).